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RedhillPhil

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I've been meaning to post/ask this for some time. Whilst doing a bit of Sole bashing at Langney Pojnt about thirty years ago I picked up a round polished stone that caught my eye. Upon examining it a little more I realised that it had been deliberately rounded/semi-polished and had a square hole cut into it. There is a little brown staining within the hole which looks a little like rust staining.
I've posted a couple of photygraphs that I took of it this morning. Does anyone have any idea what it may have been or used for?

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ukzero1

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Maybe part of some weights to hold down a stretch out net. Used for Herring, Mackerel or some other type of fish. The rust stain probably from a metal thingy that held it to the bottom of the net to stop it from drifting. There could have been a string of them spaced along the net. Just guessing, but that's what it looks like to me.

As an afterthought, have you tried sending the pics with a description to a maritime museum? Maybe they'll know exactly what it is and what it was used for.
 
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l've seen something like this before. A metal spike was fitted inside the hole and the stone fastened to a wooden club. The stone was used to add a bit of weight to the blow, the spike to penetrate the victim. A bit like this 104b2a3840730df74f09f0059c19f4e8--auction.jpg
 

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I used watch loads of Discovery History channels on my days off mate, it was that or 'Loose women'.......the tv programme not friday night in Cardiff city centre 😁
Did you use one of the above to fight off the "Loose Women" Mick?:unsure:
 

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